[Jandek] Chicago Wednesday

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Sun Dec 12 08:04:14 PST 2010

I can't wait to hear it. I was really blown away by the show - I hope the  
recording lives up to my memory!

On Dec 11, 2010 8:03pm, Chris Robinson <hardeveningsuburb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chicago Wednesday arrived the other day. Finally had a chance to listen  
> to both discs today while driving. I really like it. The rhythm section  
> here is immaculate. I love what the bass player is doing, and the drummer  
> keeps things moving along nicely. There are vaguely funky moments, mostly  
> due to the jerky rhythm and the lines that the bassist is laying down.  
> Corwood and his electric guitar are great. There's a particular moment  
> where Corwood is doing a solo and the bassist starts mimicking Corwood's  
> lines, playing his own variations on them, and the way the instruments  
> compliment each other is outstanding. Instrumentally, this is a great  
> album. It is lively and urgent and a hell of a lot of fun to listen to.

> The lyrics are awesome too. He talks a lot about jail, being in jail and  
> the people he encounters and conversations he has. In spite of the  
> claustrophobic lyrics, the music isn't mopey or creepy. The music is  
> urgent and Corwood is singing, for the most part, in a pretty urgent way.  
> Urgent... that would be a good way to describe the overall feel of the  
> performance.

> I'll have to listen to it a few more times so I can more closely analyze  
> the lyrics. Mostly just posting this to let everybody know that the thing  
> is available and that is is excellent.

> -Chris

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